Skin Blues wrote:No, I mean one division per league with the top 4 teams making the playoffs from each division. Instead of 6 divisions and 6 division winners and four wildcards that play each other for the 7th and 8th playoff spots.
Right, so you want fewer division winners and more wild cards. It is just a difference of opinion. If the MLB is absolutely stuck on the 3 playoff rounds then I would rather see 8 divisions and no wild cards.
I get that you don't like playoffs, but they're not going away.
I'm not sure where you got that from. I love the playoffs, I just don't want to see them expanded to the point that the regular season doesn't have as much meaning (like the NHL and NBA do). The current proposal definitely isn't the perfect solution to me, but it beats the current design of giving a second place team the same treatment that you give a team that came in first.
Why not have the best teams make it instead of the convoluted mess that they've made?
Unless you have 1 division for the entire MLB and just have the top 8 play each other in the playoff, then you are stuck with arbitrary lines no matter what. I get that it is frustrating to go into a season knowing your team has no realistic shot at finishing even 2nd, but that is the product of a broken revenue system, not a broken playoff or divisional system.